Sugar cookies for the Party!

As most of you know my little Sophia is in preschool and loving it! She loves going to school and seeing her teachers and her friends. As a mom I love seeing my little girl run out the door excited and coming home to tell me about her day and how she can’t wait to go back! It’s an awesome feeling! Her teachers try to plan fun events around the holidays and let the parents join in on the fun. This month is St. Patrick’s Day so I signed up to make the sugar cookies. Of course the cookies need to be homemade and safe for the nut free school! This was no problem for this homemade cookie baking mommy blogger! I was so excited to not only bake for Sophia’s class but to include her in the process. I always say just how important it is to get your kids in the kitchen, well it’s even more important to involve them in something like this. She took extra pride in every step of the process. In the end she told me ” mommy these cookies are so good my friends are going to love them and I am going to tell them I made them by my self “! How exciting is that for a little kid to not only be excited about a class party, but also to bring in the cookies you helped mommy make?! We had so much fun today baking and even made our own homemade frosting. She added the green sprinkles in the end and finished it all with “perfect mommy!” Our time in the kitchen is special. We play music, we dance, we laugh, and today we wore crowns! It’s all about the memories being made. Below is our homemade sugar cookie and frosting recipe, which is a great option if you need to bring a nut safe cookie to school or you just want a yummy sugar cookie to have at home! Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Ingredients :

2 sticks butter

1 cup sugar

3 tsp vanilla extract

1 egg

2 1/2 cups flour

1tsp baking soda

1/2tsp baking powder

1/4tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Mix softened butter and sugar until soft. Add vanilla and mix well. Add egg and whip. Mix in baking powder and baking soda with salt. Slowly mix in flour with spoon till dough forms. Form into 1 inch size balls. Slightly flatten and bake for 8-10 minutes till slightly golden brown. Will still be soft*** let cool completely

Frosting

1 stick butter

3 cups powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

In mixer or with hand mixer whip butter add vanilla extract ( I added green food coloring now too *) slowly add sugar scraping sides of bowl after each cup of sugar. If frosting becomes too thick add 1 tsp of milk 🙂

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